After the tragedy of a Vietnamese immigrant's murder by her husband, South Korea has decided to set up a task force to regulate international matchmaking business, officials said on Friday. The task force will be manned by officials from the ministries of justice, gender equality, culture and foreign affairs, the prime minister's office said. It will discuss measures ranging from changing how international marriage brokerage businesses are run to helping foreign spouses settle in Korea. Thach Thi Hoang Ngoc, 20, was beaten and stabbed to death by her 47-year-old husband on July 8, eight days after she arrived in the southern port city of Busan. The man told police he had heard a "ghost's voice" urging him to kill the bride when they quarrelled. He had been treated 57 times for schizophrenia since July 2005, police said. Prime Minister Chung Un-Chan called for tighter control over international marriage brokerages and a budget increase for facilities supporting multicultural families. Ngoc's family will receive 30 million won (25,020 dollars) in compensation, Chosun Ilbo newspaper reported. More than a third of South Korean fishermen and farmers who married last year chose immigrant brides, some because they were unable to find local women happy to lead a rural lifestyle. Official figures show foreigners -- mostly from China or Southeast Asia -- were brides in 1,987 marriages to farmers and fishermen in 2009, 35 percent of the total. The figures showed 47 percent of the foreign brides came from Vietnam, 26 percent from China and 10 percent from Cambodia. Also on Friday, a court in Busan sentenced three brokers to up to one year in prison on charges of illegally arranging marriages between Koreans and Vietnamese women. Matchmaking agents arrange short overseas trips for Korean bachelors to find candidates. Activists say some foreign brides, coaxed by false promises or deceptive advertising, end up living with spouses who have few assets or who are ill, alcoholic or just difficult.Source: AFP << Polygamy Causes Unhappy Families, States Malaysian Study Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari Signs Up as Organ Donor >> Recommended Reading Violence Between Couples Is 'Calculated' And Does Not Result From Loss Of Control According to a study various types of violence between couples generally stem from a calculated decision-making process. READ MORE Domestically Violent Males Think It to be a Common Occurrence Men who engaged in domestic violence consistently overestimated how common such behavior is, and the more they overestimated it the more they engaged in abusing their partner, READ MORE Brits Forced into Marriages Abroad Told to Take Loans to Fly Home The Independent has learnt that British citizens who have been forced into marriages overseas are being asked to cover the costs of their repatriation to the UK. READ MORE Divorce: Pros and Cons Divorce can be traumatic for children and create a sense of insecurity amongst them. Couples should realize that joined parenting is important even after divorce. READ MORE Is Life Better Staying Single or Getting Married? The stigma linked to staying single is gradually disappearing. More people opt to stay single and many even claim to be happier. But there are both advantages and disadvantages to staying single. READ MORE Most Popular on Medindia Loram (2 mg) (Lorazepam) Color Blindness Calculator Find a Hospital More News on: Divorce: Pros and ConsIs Life Better Staying Single or Getting Married?